Tag Archives: numeracy and maths

What the ladybird heard

We listened to the story called ‘What the Ladybird Heard’ and then we followed it up with ‘What the Ladybird Heard Next’

It got us thinking that we could be quite creative and make some ladybird stones while we were doing outdoor learning.  We had great fun, here are some pictures.  We learned about colours, symmetry, numbers, ladybirds, language and many other things.  All whilst having fun and working with friends.

The Three Little Pigs

Some of us tried to make a house of straw for the three little pigs.

There were a lot of helping in different ways and teamwork was key.

Then we decided the wolf might be hungry and need something to eat, hopefully not one of the three little pigs!

So a group set to to make delicious soup that the wolf would like.  With a little bit of this and a little bit of that, the soup was made and the trap was set!

Other people in the class set to building different types of houses for the three little pigs.  These were made of branches or pallets of wood.

They thought if there were leaves on the branches, the wolf might think it was a home!

The wolf fell for the trap, climbed down the chimney and ended up in the pot so we were able to make wolf soup!  It was delicious!

Here are some architects, planning their next houses to build.  I think they decided on houses made of tyres!

We’re going on a bear hunt

We went on a bear hunt and had lots of fun!  Before we went outside, we did the actions to go along with the story.  We also learned about different bears.  There were bears EVERYWHERE!

The bears were in the forest, in the tyres, hiding behind the fence, next to the drainpipes, some were even in the pond area!  We worked together to find as many bears as we could.

It was very tiring looking for all the bears and we still haven’t found them all!  When we go into the forest, sometimes there are still bears there.  We hear them roaring at us and have to hide.  We found a den while we were looking.

Some of us decided that maybe bears could live in a cave built of bricks or wood and decided to build some bear caves.  We had great fun and learned lots.

Beetle maths

Play beetle maths by trying to draw the beetle.  Roll a dice and if you can give a correct addition sum with the answer then you draw that part of the beetle.  Remember you have to draw a body first.  You can only draw a head once you have a body.  You can only draw antenna and eyes of you have a head.

http://www.beetle-drive.com/downloads/beetledrive-4-freegamesheet.pdf

To make it harder, change the numbers for the beetle’s body parts to make them higher, then you can add more than two numbers in your sum to give the answer.

Do it in French using your number knowledge.

Key words: un, deux, trois, quatre, cinq, six, sept, huit, neuf, dix, onze, douze, treize, quatorze, quinze, seize, dix sept, dix huit, dix neuf, vingt, plus +, egal =

Information Handling

These past few weeks we have been finding out about different ways we can collect, sort and record information during our Maths time, Topic work and also in our free choosing time.  Please look at some of the activities we’ve been part of.  😊

Bookbug Primary 1 Family Bag

We hope you are all enjoying your book bag that has been provided by the Scottish Book Trust, as part of the Read, Write, Count campaign.   Once again, the bags contain lovely stories, which we’ve been sharing in school too.  They also have activities and resources to help promote early language and maths skills.  If you want help working in some fun reading, writing and counting activities, there are lots of super ideas on the website below.

https://www.parentclub.scot/articles/read-write-count

We were thrilled to see Rohan putting his book bag to use at home straight away!  Well done!

 

Number Fun!

P1 have been busy counting and learning how to write some numbers over the past couple of weeks. Numbers 2 and 3 are quite tricky so we had fun making them in lots of different ways. We are in the middle of making our own number line too to hang up in the classroom.

Traffic Survey

As part of our Maths work on information handling, we wrapped up warm and went to the top of the road to record all the different types of transport that passed by.  We used tally marks to help us keep count.  We were delighted to see something from each type on our sheet.  We even saw some of our parents and grandparents go by!  Here are some of our photos.  We hope to share some more with you at our P1/2 Assembly in a few weeks.

Shape and Symmetry

For our end of term Maths assessment task, the pupils have enjoyed creating robots that have control panels that can be changed.  The first control panel we made had to have a repeated 2D shape pattern.  Some pupils chose to colour the patterns in order too.  The second control panel needed to show symmetry.  This was harder and some pupils took a couple of attempts to get this right.  Symmetry has also been worked on at home  where pupils created symmetrical butterfly patterns and also as our Maths Task this week.  Some great symmetrical patterns were created.  Look at some of the super work that has been completed by P1/2!